Somalia: Mogadishu Mayor Pledges to Reopen Barricaded Roads

The Governor of Benadir & Mayor of Mogadishu General Hassan Mohamed Hussein Mungab, reported to the press today that the regional administration will not accept certain roads in the capital city being blocked for personal reasons.

The Mayor mentioned that non-governmental, inter-governmental agencies and embassies cannot close the narrow roads around their compound and that his administration will remove the roadblocks as soon as possible.

"Foreign NGO's and embassies need not to fear for their safety as the security situation in Mogadishu is peaceful. Citizens have lodged numerous complaints regarding the blocked narrow roads in the capital city." Said the Mayor

Residents have criticized and publicized that certain streets and avenues in Mogadishu have been blocked with no access to citizens and vehicles.

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